at Christmas '09

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Naughty Scout

So, yesterday wasn't Scout's best day.  In his defense, I think his 2 year molars are really bothering him, and he just gets downright rotten when he's feeling bad.  When attempting to give him some motrin last night, he spit it back out as I was putting it in his mouth!  He also threw a couple of cars across the room, and sat down to throw a temper tantrum when I wouldn't play chase with him.  Within the last few weeks, he has developed a severe distaste for "diaper changing time."  I calmly explain to him quite often that he has a choice, and if he used the big or little potties, he wouldn't have to have his diaper changed.  I know that he knows WHAT the potties are for, because he will point at them and say, "poop," and "pee-pee."  However, he throws a fit when we suggest that he try to sit on 1 of the potties.  The doctor said to take the "lazy" approach, which is fine with me (ha ha), but I have this horrible feeling that I'm going to have a 5-year-old in diapers!  Anyway, this morning when we had to change a poopy diaper, I had to use a little butt cream because his bottom was a little red...Scout came unglued...he DETESTS butt cream, but unfortunately it's a necessary evil sometimes.  It took his Nana & Papa holding him down, so that I could smear the cream...and it still ended up all over his legs and stomach...he's very strong!!  When I was finally ready to fasten the diaper tabs, he proceeded to throw his trains (that were in his hands) at my face...he was reprimanded, but refused to tell me he was sorry.  Most of the time, I am glad that I have an independent, strong-willed child, but today...I'm not so happy about it!!  I guess I'm just thankful that he's usually a delighful child, and instances like today are not the norm...ah, motherhood =)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scout Turned 2!!

Well, I didn't discover the world of blogging until 2009.  One of my New Year's resolutions was to become a blogger on a daily basis.  I also have a real estate blog that I write, but this blog is about the most wonderful thing in my life, my son, Scout!!  Although I have the first 2 years of his life captured in numerous pictures and videos, I wanted to also capture his life in this blog...I'm not so good in keeping the baby book updated, so I figured this would be a good alternative.  Plus, I could share it easily with other friends and family members =)

Currently, Scout is REALLY into the movies "Cars" and "Finding Nemo."  These days, I don't know what we would do without Disney-Pixar movies!!  Of course, as his mom, I think he is the smartest child in the world, but he has a vocabulary of about 200 words now, knows most of his numbers, letters, and colors, and can count to 5...he turned 2 exactly 2 weeks ago today!!  The other day, he remembered one of our friend's dog's names, and he hasn't seen the dog in months...I thought that was pretty impressive!!  Scout readily says "peese" (please) when he wants something, but "thank you" is not coming along as easily...we continue to work on it!!  We have 2 inside cats, named Jagger & Willie...Scout refers to them as "Juggey" and "Wee" or "Wiwee."  They are better with him than they have been in months past, but you can tell they still don't trust him...and they shouldn't ;)  He's very loving toward them, but he does like to pull the occasional tail!  Tomorrow, Scout begins his 1st semester at The Little Gym.  We requested contributions to his membership there for his 2nd birthday because he had so much fun at his free trial visit.  He has really good body control for a 2-year-old, and already does front rolls on the floor, and back walk-overs off of the couch.  I'll let y'all know tomorrow how it goes at The Little Gym!!